Exclusively Scottish attend the CLA Game Fair

Exclusively Scottish and Castle Gunmakers were at the CLA with Lairds Sporting Directory, Tolley’s, Crowcombe Court, Powder Hill, Bentley Sporting Cabinets, Jonathan M McGee Photography and Lasarotta Ltd.

CLA Game Fair stand
Although we couldn’t justify the expense of a full stand at this year’s game fair, we were fortunate to buy some space with Lairds Sporting Directory on the ‘2nd tier’ Gunmakers Row. Lairds is an up and coming web based shooting directory and is definitely going places. Our host Nathan gave us a great spot at the front of the stand which we shared with various high quality shooting related companies. Everyone got on really well and there was a great atmosphere on the stand.
Ian and Cathy
Friday turned out to be very hot – almost too hot, and the feedback from standholders was that people were not really feeling like shopping! That said the bar was full even at £4.20 a pint!. Cathy and I had a fairly busy day selling a reasonable amount of product and talking to lots of customers interested in bespoke shooting packages.

Saturday was busy enough with lots of friends visiting the stand and lots of interest in Exclusively Scottish. Nathan hosted a great party on Saturday night with good hangovers to prove it on Sunday!

CLA Stand Display
Sunday was pretty quiet and a bit disappointing all round with not many sales and less interaction!

All in all a good fair for Exclusively Scottish but the CLA need to do a rethink on layout and prices. On top of our stand cost we had to pay £250 just to be on the campsite which was a half hour walk! For the public, the high ticket and food prices mean that they have little else to spend and many felt they were a bit ripped – off. Here’s to next year!

Next show – Galloway Country Fair at Drumlanrig!

CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall

Not long now to the CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall and Exclusively Scottish are excited to be sharing stand number E0445 on Gunmakers Row with Lairds Sporting Directory.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting some new ones, and are very grateful to Nathan Little of Lairds for giving us the opportunity to share a stand with him and some other great companies and individuals. We will be displaying a small range of our exclusive products as well as offering some great hunting, shooting and fishing deals in Scotland.

There seems to be a great buzz around the industry at present despite the still difficult times and a big thanks goes to Ben from Keepers Mate and Victoria from Shotgun and Chelsea for flying our flag. Thanks also to the team at the SCSTG.

If you have any friends thinking of shooting in Scotland then get them to come along for a chat. We need to make some sales to cover the Caravan Park fees! See you at stand E0445!